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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane | Just off Buchanan Street., Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
+44 141 276 5365
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Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity to experience architecture and design through a changing program of world-class exhibitions, award winning education and lifelong learning projects, broad ranging events program and networking opportunities. Climb the Mackintosh Tower for stunning views across the city, indulge yourself in the latest designer products at The Lighthouse Shop, or simply relax in the Doocot, our cafe/bar.
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  • Average13%
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Hours Today: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Mitchell Lane | Just off Buchanan Street., Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
City Centre
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+44 141 276 5365
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"interesting building"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you were doing a trip into glasgow as a tourist this should be on your list. Other people rave about its history , the views from the top, the very well priced cafe. I have a different take as all that has been said...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review of The Lighthouse! We're glad to hear you have enjoyed your visit. One of the things we do try to communicate in our building tours (and if you chat to staff) is the blend of architectural styles within the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the long climb - it’s equal to eight flights of stairs - to the outside platform of the lighthouse. It was a beautiful sunny day and the view was great. However the signs describing what you are seeing are all worn away so they...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We are aware of issues with the information cards on the top of the tower and are looking to fix this. We do hope you will visit again...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected that the Lighthouse would be full of fabulous MacIntosh exhibits but much of the exhibition space was given over to other works. The examples of MacIntosh furniture were lovely but the information about him was difficult to read in thr poorly lit gallery....More

Thank Nada S
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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse, we're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. We are a building deigned by Mackintosh and have an interpretation centre on the third floor, we are currently working on some improvements to the lighting in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is tucked away in an alley off Buchanan Street but easy to find. Great views from the upper floors, and interesting contemporary art in addition to the Mackintosh exhibits. Great wee gift shop, too.

Thank thirdsunrise
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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off... My wife and I like Mackintosh - a lot. And that was also the main reason we visited Glasgow for a weekend. Before we visited the Lighthouse we'd already been to the Mackintosh house and also visited some other locations linked to him...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. The tour should be priced at £5 per person or £3 for concessions, if you have been charged more than that then please contact us on lighthousemarketing@glasgow.gov.uk and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go to the top floor for a cool view of the city. Fascinating Macintosh original design of the walls downstairs. Also a cool shop.

Thank Lottelli
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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're glad to hear you enjoyed the views of the city!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While wandering through the city, we came to The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, which is a centre, exhibition space and events venue in the heart of Glasgow. It is housed in the former Glasgow Herald building, the first public commission completed by...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very tall building in an alley way. There is something different on every floor. One is a Mackintosh exhibition. You can walk up the Mackintosh tower to the top, with views over Glasgow.

Thank 694Lola694
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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For those interested in the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre on the fifth floor of the Lighthouse in Glasgow is worth a visit. The exhibition is free and it provides details and photos of several of his building designs,...More

Thank Clive G
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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the Mackintosh centre and the furniture there!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't review the actually contents of the building or the exhibit as the only reason I went was for the views of the city, as mentioned in previous views. We climbed the stairs with excitement and where completely underwhelmed with the views. If you...More

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Michelle A, Social Media & Marketing at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rachel, Thank you for your review of The Lighthouse. I am disappointed that you have given us a 1 star rating based on the views across Glasgow which we have no control over. Thousands of visitors come to The Lighthouse each month and are...More

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Globetrotter045
30 August 2017|
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Response from Stella C | Reviewed this property |
There is an escalator. I'm fairly sure there's a lift too.
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STEPH23059
17 March 2017|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Yes, The Lighthouse is suitable for children. We have a children's storytelling workshop on this Saturday. Our exhibitions are mainly on the themes of architecture and design, which might not... More
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VMcA18
15 September 2016|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Thanks for your question, yes, the Doocot Cafe on the fifth floor is breastfeeding friendly.
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